Teams riding BMC:
BMC Racing Team
Team Machine SLR 01
As far as a team road bike goes, it doesn’t get much better than BMC’s Team Machine SLR 01. This model is used almost exclusively by BMC regardless of terrain or profile. Cadel road this bike with great success and Philippe Gilbert favours the SLR for the classics and grand tours. BMC reportedly worked through 34,000 computer generated prototypes before settling on the final design. The SLR is a picture of refinement and performance.
Time Machine TMR 01
BMC’s Time Machine TMR 01 is the choice for the domestiques on the team’s line up. Much of the aero profiling for the TMR came from BMC’s TT bike the TM. The extra ‘R’ basically indicating this model is for the road. The frame is slightly heavier due to the reinforcement making it super stiff and rigid. Flat lands specialists and sprinters would love climbing on board the TMR for the free speed and power it can deliver.
Time Machine TM 01
The BMC Time Machine TM 01 is one of the most aggressive looking TT frames in the peloton. It’s one of those bikes that looks fast standing still. Cadel Evans successfully piloted the TM to yellow on the penultimate stage of his Tour de France win. The frame is super aero and stiff, and looks sleek with its small rear triangle, matte black finish and wide tubing. Even the downtube has a slight cut out for the front wheel, maximising every possible aero advantage. It is fully integrated saving watts, which could be crucial for Tejay Van Garderen and his podium chances.
Gran Fondo GF01
BMC’sGran Fondo GF 01 will make an appearance on Stage 4 of the 2015 Tour de France after a successful spring classic campaign by Greg Van Avermaet. The ergonomic geometry, high vertical compliance and stability make it the perfect choice for long rough terrain. The tiny rear triangle and offset forks lessen the vibration felt by the rider, and add to overall comfort. And comfort equals power across hundreds of kilometres and long sections of cobbles.
Thanks Graham Watson for the great photos.